• Water Quality State Revolving Loan Fund – Low interest rate loan and loan principal forgiveness (if eligible) for publicly-owned treatment works projects and publicly or privately-owned non-treatment works projects.
• Drinking Water State Revolving Fund – Low interest rate loan and loan principal forgiveness (if eligible) for public or privately-owned drinking water projects.
• BNR to ENR upgrade at major or minor wastewater treatment plants (up to 100% of eligible project cost).
• Improvements to existing wastewater conveyance systems (up to 87.5% of project cost).
• Sewer extension to connect homes on septic systems to a BNR/ENR wastewater treatment plant (up to $20,000 per existing home connected).
• Nitrogen reducing BAT upgrade at shared community septic systems (up to $10,000 per existing home connected).
• Stormwater (MS4) projects by local governments with a system of charges (up to 50% of project cost)*.
The mission of the Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration (WQFA) is to provide financial assistance in the form of low interest rate loans and/or grant funding for clean water and drinking water capital projects across the State.
The WQFA administers the loan and grant programs described below:
Water Quality Revolving Loan Program (WQRLF)
Provides low-interest loans to local governments to finance wastewater treatment plant upgrades, nonpoint source projects, and other water quality and public health improvement projects.
Drinking Water Revolving Loan Program (DWRLF)
Provides low-interest loans to local governments to finance water supply improvements and upgrades.
Water Supply Assistance Grant Program
Helping communities meet their water supply needs.
Bay Restoration Fund Wastewater Grant Program
Bay Restoration Fund - Septic System Grant Program
Upgrades of existing septic systems to best available technology for nitrogen reduction to the Bay.
Linked Deposit Program
Water quality capital improvements
The WQFA is authorized to issue revenue bonds subject to approval of the State Board of Public Works and Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment. Bonds issued by the WQFA do not constitute a debt or the full faith and credit pledge of the State or any political subdivision. The bonds are paid solely from WQFA revenues as pledged under the bond indenture for each of the above Funds.
FFY 2018/State FY 2020 Documents
Final FFY2018/State FY2020 Clean Water Project Priority ListFinal FFY2018 Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plan Table 1Final FFY2018 Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plan Document
Final FFY2018/State FY2020 Drinking Water Project Priority ListFinal FFY2018 Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plan Table 1Final FFY2018 Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plan Document
Public Hearing Responsiveness Summary for the FFY2018/State FY2020 IUPs and PPLs
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